Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Joni Ernst: Affordable access to contraception.
Joni Ernst: Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle.
Michael Baumgartner: Life begins at conception; no exceptions except pragmatism.
Christopher Reed: Very pro-life; no abortion under any circumstances.
George Nethercutt: Support embryonic stem-cell research with restriction.
Patty Murray: Nethercuttís voted against expanding stem-cell research.
Budget & Economy|
Matthew Whitaker: Top priority: Grow the economy.
Sam Clovis: Top priority: Balancing the budget.
Joni Ernst: I've castrated hogs so I know how to cut pork.
Dino Rossi: Big government is cause of current crisis, not its solution.
Patty Murray: Government action needed to fix damage done by Wall Street.
Patty Murray: Bush policy is tax cuts & wars without paying for them.
Patty Murray: The Republican economic policies are not working.
Michael Baumgartner: Opposes gay marriage.
Chuck Grassley: Wait for DoD report before considering Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell.
Roxanne Conlin: No 2nd-class citizens: repeal DOMA and Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell.
Christopher Reed: Define marriage as one man and one woman only.
Christopher Reed: Donít-ask-donít-tell caused disruption in military.
Joni Ernst: Independently investigate sexual crime in military.
Michael Baumgartner: Advised counternarcotics team in Afghanistan.
Joni Ernst: Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants.
Patty Murray: Increase funding for Pell Grants and HOPE scholarships.
Energy & Oil|
Bruce Braley: Supported Keystone Pipeline initially, then rejected it.
Joni Ernst: Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made.
Joni Ernst: Meeting with Big Oil doesn't make me feel uncomfortable.
Maria Cantwell: Climate change is happening but unclear if manmade.
Michael Baumgartner: One-cent gas tax to pay for veterans' services.
Michael Baumgartner: Climate change is happening but unclear if manmade.
Chuck Grassley: Biodiesel is not controversial, unlike ethanol.
Roxanne Conlin: Grassley voted against extending biodiesel tax credit.
Christopher Reed: Drill for more American oil to reduce gas prices.
Tom Harkin: Develop cellulosic ethanol, wind, and solar.
Patty Murray: Federally fund Hanford Nuclear Reservation cleanup.
Families & Children|
Michael Baumgartner: No unfettered teen access to emergency contraceptive Plan B.
Michael Baumgartner: Served as lead strategic-policy coordinator in Baghdad.
Dino Rossi: Call to halt earmarks; that's what's wrong with D.C.
Patty Murray: Halting earmarks shortchanges important state projects.
Christopher Reed: Washington is broken & canít be fixed by European socialism.
Bruce Braley: Repealing ObamaCare would deprive millions of insurance.
Joni Ernst: FactCheck: False claim that ObamaCare cut Medicare benefits.
Bruce Braley: Vehemently opposes tort reform: don't take away right to sue.
Bruce Braley: ObamaCare should be fixed and improved, not repealed.
Bruce Braley: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Joni Ernst: Voted against Medicaid expansion in Iowa.
Dino Rossi: ObamaCare will require hordes of IRS agents to administer.
Patty Murray: ObamaCare provides money to train future family physicians.
Dino Rossi: Healthcare overhaul moves down a path that is very dangerous.
Patty Murray: Pre-ObamaCare worked for insurance companies but no one else.
Dino Rossi: ObamaCare will siphon money & could bankrupt America.
Patty Murray: Yes, I read ObamaCare; I helped write it!
Chuck Grassley: Medicare has more drugs by not negotiating prices like VA.
Roxanne Conlin: Negotiate prescription drugs for Medicare like we do for VA.
Christopher Reed: First cut waste, fraud, & abuse in Medicare/Medicaid.
Bruce Braley: Yes, missed 75% of Veterans' hearings; but made 97% of votes.
Dino Rossi: Wait for a study to decide on don't-ask-don't-tell.
Patty Murray: Toss out don't-ask-don't-tell.
Bruce Braley: Supports comprehensive reform but not amnesty.
Michael Baumgartner: Opposes DREAM Act; reform guest worker criteria.
Dino Rossi: Secure the border, then decide on kids of illegal immigrants.
Patty Murray: Give kids of illegal immigrants a chance to be citizens.
Joni Ernst: Raising the minimum wage would not improve the economy.
Joni Ernst: Top priority: Jobs and economy.
Principles & Values|
Matthew Whitaker: OpEd: disagrees with entire liberal laundry list.
Chuck Grassley: My re-election ensures Iowa is not denied Senate seniority.
Roxanne Conlin: Republicans only offer more of the same.
Dino Rossi: Lost 2004 race for governor by 133 votes.
Patty Murray: This state is my family and my family is hurting.
Dino Rossi: Murray is shortchanging voters with 2 debates instead of 6.
Patty Murray: Long history of limiting debates with her challengers.
Joni Ernst: Something like personal savings accounts for younger workers.
Joni Ernst: Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises.
Dino Rossi: No comment on raising retirement age or other changes, yet.
Patty Murray: No comment on raising retirement age or other changes, yet.
Dino Rossi: Massive debt could destabilize Social Security.
Christopher Reed: Let younger workers opt out.
Tom Harkin: Privatization failed before we had Social Security.
Christopher Reed: Honor promises, but chance to opt out of Social Security.
Christopher Reed: Establishing Social Security was possibly a mistake.
George Nethercutt: Save Social Security by decreasing government spending.
Patty Murray: Tax cuts for the millionaires are raiding Social Security.
Joni Ernst: Make tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: but not FairTax.
Joni Ernst: Passed the largest tax cut in Iowa history.
Dino Rossi: Repealing Bush tax cut is biggest tax increase in US history.
Patty Murray: Bush tax cut for top 2% costs us $2 trillion.
Dino Rossi: Extend Bush tax cuts; allow entrepreneurs to be successful.
Patty Murray: Extending Bush tax cuts reduces social & health programs.
Christopher Reed: Lower taxes means increased revenue, via the Laffer curve.
War & Peace|
Maria Cantwell: Leave Afghanistan in 2014 as planned.
Michael Baumgartner: Leave Afghanistan now & use funds domestically.
Michael Baumgartner: We're wasting resources on democracy-building in Afghanistan.
Dino Rossi: Setting deadline for Afghan withdrawal would aid terrorists.
Patty Murray: Set timetable for Afghan withdrawal.
Christopher Reed: Support the surge; wants more positive news coverage.
Christopher Reed: No timetable for exit; stay until Al Qaeda is quelled.
Christopher Reed: Saddam was a madman who had WMDs and used them.
George Nethercutt: Murrayís vote against the Iraq war was a wrong decision.
George Nethercutt: Iraq is one of the chapters in the book on ending terrorism.
Patty Murray: Voted against the war because we didnít have a clear mission.
Welfare & Poverty|
Sam Clovis: Don't trading spending cuts for entitlement reform.